Theme Of False Security In Macbeth

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Macbeth Essay Shakespeare expresses a sense of false security as the theme throughout the entire play of Macbeth. For Macbeth, his ambition to maintain the crown drives his misguidance to increase. His deception leads him to be manipulated by the witches who guide him to his fatal downfall. Shakespeare creates other characters that experience their own treachery from Macbeth, and have them act as his foils. Like the characters in Macbeth, false security is something everyone has experienced at some point in their life, including me.
When I was a kid, I experienced a sense of false security several times. Like every other child, I believed in Santa Claus. I would get so excited around Christmas time and Thanksgiving because that’s when we would go to the mall and sit on Santa’s lap. Around 5th grade, I kind have already knew that he was not real. However, I was still crushed because I did not want it to get true. Similar to my situation, Macbeth is not ready to face reality, “Infected be the air whereon they ride, and damned all those that trust them!” (IV.i. 138-139). Macbeth expresses frustration towards the witches’ prophecy. Like Macbeth, I was forced to face the truth. Macbeth had to face actuality when he sees Banquo’s bloody ghost, “Horrible sight! Now I see ‘tis true; for the blood-boltered
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When I was four or five, my best friend was into magic. She owned about six or seven different books and kits. She would always practice her tricks on me by putting on magic shows. Due to my adolescent mind, I actually thought she knew how to do magic and didn’t even think that it was just a slight of hand. Macbeth actually thought the witches’ prophecy or “magic” was legitimate. “I conjure you, by that which you profess, howe’er you come to know, answer me: … even till destruction sicken; answer me to what I ask you (IV.i 53-54, 63-64). Macbeth trusts the witches enough to believe that their prophecy is

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